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Venezuelan Communal Councils

NCDD member, Jason Diceman, is working in Cumanà, Venezuela and has recently added an article to Wikipedia about Venezuelan Communal Councils (with special thanks to Josh Lerner for his research and contributions). Here’s an excerpt:

In April 2006 the Venezuelan government passed The Law of Communal Councils (consejo comunales) which empowers citizens to assemble, deliberate and vote on the creation of neighbourhood development plans and to elect local spokespersons to oversee their implementation. Meetings regularly include 50 to 150 citizens and are often convened on a weekly basis.

Read the full article.

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